HEInnovate: Supporting Institutional Change in Higher Education

Ruse University ‘Angel Kanchev’, 14-15 June

The event is organised by the European Commission, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria and Ruse University ‘Angel Kanchev’ and is part of the calendar of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event will start on 14 June 2018 with three simultaneous sessions: Train the trainers whole-day session (accessible only upon acceptance of application), a set of speed-dating exercises focusing on two of the dimensions of HEInnovate: ‘Preparing and Supporting Entrepreneurs’ and ‘Entrepreneurial Teaching and Learning’. In the afternoon, the participants can opt for panel discussions on Innovation through Higher Education, The Regional Perspective or visit the Innovative Youth EXPO, which will feature entrepreneurial and innovative projects of students from Bulgaria and the European Union. The EXPO is organized under the auspices of Mr Krasimir Valchev, Minister of Education and Science of Bulgaria, the National Assembly of Students’ Councils of Bulgaria and The Council of the Rectors of Bulgaria. The first day will finish with elevator pitches and an award ceremony of the EXPO participants. The second day of the event will bring all participants together in plenary sessions with opening addresses, keynote and a high-level panel discussion. The event will gather around 150 European higher education institution representatives, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders that will engage in policy discussions, networking and debates.

Registration is closed!

About HEInnovate


It is an initiative of the European Commission, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture and the OECD. HEInnovate is a guiding framework for supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education. HEInnovate offers an on-line self-assessment tool for higher education institutions. It allows you to assess your institution using a number of statements related to its entrepreneurial activities, including leadership, staffing and links with business. Extensive training and support materials, including practical case studies, are available to support workshops and further development within your institution.

The HEInnovate in Ruse, Bulgaria - 14-15 June 2018

HEInnovate covers seven areas for self-assessment

  1. Leadership and Governance
  2. Organisational Capacity: Funding, People and Incentives
  3. Entrepreneurial Teaching and Learning
  4. Preparing and Supporting Entrepreneurs
  5. Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration
  6. The Internationalised Institution
  7. Measuring Impact

Under each of the seven areas, statements have been designed so that individuals can rate them on a scale of ’not applicable’ (n/a) to 5, according to how much they agree or disagree with the statement in relation to their institution. On the scale, 1 represents the lowest and 5 the highest score.

This is not a benchmarking tool. It can be used by individuals or by groups of people. The group function allows stakeholders in higher education institutions to come together and compare their assessments internally, compare against previous assessments as well as see how perceptions change over time. 

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The HEInnovate in Ruse, Bulgaria - 14-15 June 2018